East Brunswick, NJ, February 5, 2011...Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C. (W&G) declared a "red alert" for Friday, February 4, 2011 to help the American Heart Association (AHA) turn New Jersey red and bring attention to the No. 1 killer of women—heart disease.
Staff at W&G joined accounting firms throughout New Jersey and across the nation by wearing something red and "going red" on Friday, February 4, 2011, the Eight Annual National Wear Red Day for Women, in an effort to raise awareness of the number one health threat facing women today.
According to the AHA, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 422,000 women annually – more female lives than the next four causes of death combined.
As part of National Wear Red Day for Women, W&G staff donated $5 to the AHA Go Red for Women® movement so they could wear red and dress down in jeans. Money raised will benefit research and education to help reduce the incidence of heart disease and stroke in women.
"National Wear Red Day for Women is an opportunity for everyone to remember female friends, family members and colleagues who have been affected by heart disease. It's also a chance for our staff to think about their own hearts and make positive choices and changes for their own health," said Debbie Norwicke, partner-in-charge of W&G's philanthropic efforts.